I, like many of you, was pretty excited when Remedy officially confirmed they are working on a remaster for the original classic Alan Wake. But when some screenshots leaked, and the official trailer debuted at the PlayStation Showcase 2021 event, it didn’t look all too impressive. Thankfully, Remedy has released some comparison images to show us just how much the remaster has improved the visuals.
Alan Wake Remastered is launching on October 5th, and is just a simple remaster by improving the visual quality to bring it more in line with modern games as well as the PlayStation platform for the first time. Check out the reveal trailer below:
However, previous rumors stated that AW Remastered would include support for ray tracing. But in a blog post shortly after the PlayStation Showcase, Remedy confirmed it will not include ray tracing support because it was “deemed too time-consuming” and “would have taken resources away from other critical areas.”
That seems like a shame considering Alan Wake is all about using light to defeat enemies, and ray tracing support could have resulted in some truly staggering moments. Unfortunately that may never happen, but one can dream at least. Thankfully, it’s priced pretty reasonably for a remaster at $29.99 USD / €29.99 / £24.99.
Now, onto the juicy stuff we’re all here for: the graphics comparison. Remedy has released several screenshots of the Remaster along with their original console and PC counterparts to show us just how much the remaster has improved the graphics. So take a look below and remember you can always click on the images to enlarge them!
But screenshots can only do so much in terms of a direct comparison, so thankfully Cycu1 on YouTube has once again put together a graphics comparison video that directly compares the original and Remaster’s graphics. Check it out below:
What do you think? Are you excited for Alan Wake Remastered? How do you feel about the improved graphics? Is it worth it? And do you think this will lead to an official sequel? Let us know!